Day: 17 October 2021

Covid-19 Updates English News Updates

Status of Covid-19 cases worldwide

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Here we provide a daily update of the data available for select countries and jurisdictions as of October 17, 2021, at 4:40 pm EST.

On Sunday, health officials in the UK logged 45,140 new infections, pushing the total number of confirmed positive cases passed 8.4 million. Of the cumulative total number of cases, 81.9% are considered recovered. In the last 24-hours, Covid-related deaths increased by 57, bringing the total number of fatalities to 138,584.

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Canada Covid-19 Updates English News Updates Ontario

Green pass in Ontario, from tomorrow everyone can download the app

TORONTO – From tomorrow all Ontario residents vaccinated against Covid-19 will be able to download the new QR code online. Already on Friday the province made it possible to download according to the month of birth: on October 15th it was the turn of those born from January to April, on the 16th of those born from May to August and today, finally of those who celebrate their birthday from September to December. From 6 this morning, finally, everyone – regardless of the month of birth – can download their vaccination certificate with the official QR code. “This is for businesses and organizations to scan the QR code made available to people,” said Ford Premier spokeswoman Ivana Yelich. (more…)

Canada Canadian Federal Election Editorials English Politics

Trudeau to unveil new cabinet October 26, clash and controversy over delays

TORONTO – The controversy over the long and troubled process of forming the new government is not over. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that the swearing-in of the new members of the executive will take place on October 26, while the first session of the House of Commons with the deputies elected in the September 20 elections has been scheduled for November 22. The roadmap set by the Liberal leader did not please the opposition, who denounced the delays and stigmatized the timing desired by Trudeau.  (more…)

English Featured Health & Medicine News Updates Ontario

No end in sight to Ontario Optometrists’ job action

The stand-off between Ontario’s optometrists and the provincial government continues with no end in sight. Since September 1, nearly 95% of the province’s 2,500 optometrists have stopped performing OHIP-funded services for people under the age of 20, seniors aged 65 and over and individuals on disability.

Earlier this month, the Ontario government offered a one-time payment of $39 million to indicate a “starting point” in support of optometrists and to further discussions along. A spokesperson from the Ministry of Health (MOH) told the Corriere that, “payments will flow to optometrists across Ontario on October 15”.

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